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Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain$
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Hugh Thomas

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300121094

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300121094.001.0001

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I am a Barreiros Product

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(p.301) 36 I am a Barreiros Product
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Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain
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Hugh Thomas

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300121094.003.0036

This chapter describes Eduardo's work in Cuba. Eduardo had stressed the importance of human relations more than material ones. By the year 1989, he would also make the first ten buses designed for transport in Cuban cities, of which 75 percent of the construction would be local: the motor, the chassis, the gear box, and the coach work. These would carry fifty passengers seated and fifty-two standing. A substantial number of the buses would be supplied with Taíno motors, to be made 75 percent with Cuban parts, and he hoped to make 4,000 units a year. That kind of motor would have cost $24,000 on the international market, but its price in Cuba would be only half. From 1991, all the buses in Cuba, traveling at seventy miles an hour, were the result of Eduardo's handiwork.

Keywords:   Eduardo, Cuba, buses, motors, transport, chassis

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